Last year Robert Eggers made a bizarre film that’s become infinitely more relatable over the past month or so—The Lighthouse is the story of a guy who spirals into a state of insanity after being cooped up with a wooly, farting, alcoholic roommate for an extended and unspecified period of time. Those of us cohabiting in apartments during quarantine can almost definitely relate to this, as repressed fantasies of breaking a bottle over our roomies’ heads become more and more vivid every day.
Remarkably, this was the subject of Chicago post-punks Ganser’s video for “Lucky,” their latest single from the newly announced LP Just Look at That Sky, well before we were confined to our homes. The anxious no wave–derivative track comes to life with a black-and-white clip depicting a tumultuous roommate narrative told in reverse that ends—er, begins—in violence.
“‘Lucky’ is a commentary on personal feelings of inadequacy and how these feelings can often result in unhealthy or extreme behaviors,” the band’s Nadia Garofalo explains of the song’s meaning. “Especially now, as we are in a time of uncertainty, it feels like we have even less control over what is happening to and around us. Isn’t it shitty when things don’t work out the way we’d hoped?!”
Watch the video below, and claim a copy of JLATS via Felte Records here before it’s released July 31.